Peace and Security

I DREAM OF A GENERATION THAT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

Geoffrey Cherop, 48, is a husband and father of six (6) living in Aloma village, Kaptum sub county Kween district. Trained as a mentor by NAWOU, Geoffrey continues to create more awareness on the adverse effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early/Forced Child Marriage (E/FCM) within his community. For years, he has been an …

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YEKO CREATIVELY STARTS A BUSINESS DURING THE LOCK DOWN.

My name is Mercy Yeko and I’m 19 years of age. After I conceived in my primary seven vacation, I was forced me to marry the man who impregnated me. The marriage started becoming hostile when I was constantly barged to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which I shunned from a young age. I saw …

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GULU COMMUNITIES SHARE EXPERIENCES DURING GENDER ADVOCACY MEETINGS.

With support from We Effect, NAWOU and Gulu District Network through Keru Women’s Advocacy Forum (K-WAF) conducted advocacy dialogues on gender concerns among community members and leaders in Layibi, Pecce, Bardege, and Laroo divisions in Gulu District from 20th to 24th August 2021.   The dialogues were platforms to identify pertinent gender issues and likely …

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CULTURAL BIASES STILL A HEAVY WEIGHT FOR WOMEN TO CARRY.

Despite the common notion that development cannot be maximized without equal opportunities for women, men and young people, there is still a deficit of women and young people being actively involved at cooperative level. Gender equality is viewed in the context of women and youth being positioned to participate (advise, collaborate, represent, empower, decide) on …

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